Sunday, November 1, 2009
Sing-a-long Sunday, Enjoy Yourself sung by Todd Snider
Enjoy Yourself was published in 1949, with music written by Carl Sigmun and Lyrics by Herb Magidson. I first heard it when sung by Todd Snider. Of you have never heard of Todd Snider, consider yourself warned. He is a somewhat known folk singer/songwriter whose fun lyrics and comedic stories had N and I hooked the first time we saw him perform. We were in Chicago seeing Yonder Mountain String Band and Todd Snider opened up for them. On stage walks this very tall, thin, barefooted man with a black guitar and a pink shirt. He broke out into a song that I immediately loved. One line in that song was "Widespread Panic diggin' hippies like me" and the name of that song was "Conservative Christian, Right Wing Republican, Straight White American Males". He was hilarious and I was hooked. That song will likely be a Sing-A-Long Sunday hit when we get closer to an election. Enjoy Yourself is a great song that talks about how short life really is. I chose this song because I am trying to really take every minute in and not waste a moment. Life is short and I want to cherish it all and make it all worthwhile. Enjoy yourself people, it really is later than you think. I tried to embed the video, but it didn't work. Click here to see the you tube video. One thing about Todd is that he often screws up the lyrics, so they don't exactly match the version, but you'll get the idea. You work and work All day long You're always on the go. You never take a minute off, Too busy making dough. Someday, for sure, you're gonna see the world When you're a millionaire. How far you gonna travel In some old rocking-chair. Enjoy yourself, it's later than you think. Enjoy yourself, while you're still in the pink. The years go by, as quickly as a wink. Enjoy yourself, Enjoy yourself It's later than you think. You're gonna take that ocean trip No matter come what may. You got your reservations But you just can't get away. Some day, for sure, you'll see the world, You'll really get around; But how far can you travel When you're six feet underground? Enjoy yourself, it's later than you think. Enjoy yourself, while you're still in the pink. The years go by, as quickly a as wink. Enjoy yourself, Enjoy yourself It's later than you think. Get out and see the world... You worry when the weather's cold, You worry when it's hot. You worry when you're doing well, You worry when you're doing not. It's worry, worry all of the time, You don't know how to laugh. They'll think of something funny When they write your epitaph. Enjoy yourself, it's later than you think. Enjoy yourself, while you're still in the pink. The years go by, as quickly as wink. Enjoy yourself, Enjoy yourself It's later than you think. Enjoy yourself enjoy yourself it's later than you think.